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30 Nov 2005

European Union Holds .XXX Domain Hostage ICANN

In one of the more peculiar developments at this week's ICANN meeting, the ICANN board took the contentious .XXX domain off the agenda for the board meeting at the end of the week. Multiple sources say that the European Union threatened to withdraw all of their delegates to the Government Advisory Committee if the board didn't do so.

But Stuart Lawley, head of the ICM Registry that is proposing .XXX has told me that he spoke privately to the EU delegates, all of whom told him that they have no objection to .XXX, but are using the domain as a hostage in an argument with ICANN about ICANN's processes and the accuracy of information provided by ICANN to the EU.

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Also issues with TLD evaluation
On Monday, ICANN published the outside evaluators' reports on all the applications, even though .XXX and .ASIA haven't been approved or rejected yet.

The .XXX people weren't pleased, saying that it'd be OK to publish at the beginning or the end of the process, but not in the middle.

(by John L 02 Dec 2005 16:14)

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